Welcome to Eden Elementary!
It is both an honor and a pleasure to be the principal here at Eden Elementary School. I am beginning my 21st year in education this year and look forward to building strong classrooms, strong community partnerships, and a strong school culture. Before I came to Eden I was the K-12 Gifted and Talented Coordinator/Instructional Coach for the Random Lake School District. I live in Cedarburg with my husband, Jay, and two children, Carter and Callee. I love to spend time with my family, travel, read, go walking/hiking with my two dogs, and golf.
Our goal here at Eden Elementary is to provide a strong, educational foundation for all children by promoting excitement for learning through challenging experiences in a safe, flexible, and positive environment. Our school has a highly qualified staff that believes strongly in the power of professional learning communities and using data to meet the needs of all learners. Teachers meet on a regular basis to examine academic and behavioral data to create flexible groups and learning opportunities for all students.
You will hear me talk quite a bit about having a growth mindset this year with students and teachers. In a growth mindset, people believe their most basic abilities can be developed through hard work, dedication, and grit-- brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. This idea was discovered by world-renowned Standford University psychologist, Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success. Check out this Ted Talk by Angela Duckworth on Grit-- it is a must watch ( only 6 min.) for everyone!
Each student at Eden Elementary School has something beautiful to bring to the world-- something no one else can offer. I look forward to watching these students learn and grow throughout the year. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions and/or concerns-- my door is always open.
Thank you for your interest and support of Eden Elementary School!
Eden Elementary Principal